05-22-2009 10:41 AM - edited 05-22-2009 11:38 AM
I recently noticed my screen was taking a long time to come to normal resolution after coming out of hibernation mode. This morning I noticed my screen flicker a few times. It then went very dim.
I tried to restart, updated the BIOS and drivers, but it didn't seem to fix. How should I approach?
Thanks for your help.
The Windows splash screen and fingerprint verification work perfectly upon startup. The desktop doesn't.
05-22-2009 12:06 PM
I started to have the same issue at the beginning of this month.
Display suddenly seemed to be dimmer not as bright as before especially on the sides. This is even more visible when machine is running on battery. The dimness is not only visible in windows but also when the BIOS appears during boot up.
I plugged in an external display and the issue was not reproduced, so I know it’s not the video card.
I called the support center. My Thinkpad was still under warranty so I agreed to send it to the repair center in Ontario. http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4HWSE3
I’m supposed to get it back next week.
05-22-2009 03:09 PM
I don't think it's the video card.
Like I said: I plugged in an external display and the issue was not reproduced, so I know it’s not the video card.
I'm not sure but I believe they need to replace the LCD panel and that is expensive.
I will know more next week.
If your product is out of warranty you might still be covered under a consumer protection law of your state, look into it. Them call lenovo support and see what they can do for you.
05-22-2009 03:18 PM
I just read your post again.
If your display is ok when you log on and then gets dimmer you might want to change the settings of your power options.
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